2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 18 April 2013 , 19:04:23 byEmil

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Last year, Japanese carmaker Toyota has updated the Tacoma model offering a revised nose and several changes in terms of interior. The size of the model is just right according to different customers. One automotive enthusiast and specialist took the model for a quick spin and shared with us his experience.

Apparently the cockpit is cozy, but it can turn into an uncomfortable place to sit it there are adults using the jump seat regularly. In this situation we suggest you pick the Double Cab and not the Access Cab. The price for the Japanese Tacoma starts at $21.260 for the model equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, but the one that our driver tested was a V6 4x4 with an automatic transmission.

The price for the TRD Sport Extra Value Package is $4.035. There are also a lot of other elements available as optional that can increase the price up to $32.791. It is expensive, but it also offers a lot of features. Just for comparison, the Ford F-150 STX SuperCab 4x4 costs $32.145, but it does not offer navigation, hitch, cargo-management elements in the bed, running boards and TRD Sport package elements like, fog lights, for example. It also does not offer hood scoop, TRD graphics, the specially tuned suspension and alloy wheels to transfer the output to the road, like the Toyota Tacoma does. Under the hood it hides a 4.0-liter V6 engine that uses a 5-speed automatic transmission to transfer the output to the wheels. The model tested by the specialists had a fuel consumption of 18 mpg. Even though it has a big engine, the model seems to be slow, in comparison to the Nissan Frontier also powered by a 4.0-liter V6, according to the driver. Inside, the fabrics have been updated too and now have water-resistant features. Source: autoblog